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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2010 11:11 pm    Post subject:  Off-the-shelf tune? Reply with quote

NutsGoWee said this in a New guy post and was wondering what he is talking about.
What is this you speak of and where do you get one?? Confused

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2010 11:21 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

off the shelf tune is a basic tune that's already done and not considered a custom tune which is vehicle specific... you can get them at zzperformance.com

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2010 11:21 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Off the shelf tune would be one you purchae from ZZP, Overkill, or Intense. It's a tune thats built up with typical settings to increase performance. But it doesn't take into consideration the behaviour and specifics of your car like a dyno tune would.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2010 11:50 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

So if I just have an Intake and Catback would an off the shelf tune work for me?? Also how are these applied?

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2010 11:52 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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Also how are these applied?


basically replacing the PCM which is located under your intake with a new one that has fuel and spark tuned accordingly... unless you have someone use a dyno on your vehicle then you don't replace anything

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2010 12:00 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

so since the pcm has to be replaced and go through the same relearn process(which i was hoping to avoid) Your saying I might as well just get a custom tune?

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2010 12:23 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

If you can scrape up the cash for a custom tune, I'd always recommend that over an out of the box one.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2010 12:25 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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If you can scrape up the cash for a custom tune, I'd always recommend that over an out of the box one.


I just dont think I could make it without a car while my PCM is sent to some place Ive never seen before. It could be weeks. Not to mention that it is possible that it wont work once I get it back.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2010 12:27 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

You pay a core charge up front, install it, make sure it works and then send back your original PCM. You won't be without a PCM unless you choose to be.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2010 12:33 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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You pay a core charge up front, install it, make sure it works and then send back your original PCM. You won't be without a PCM unless you choose to be.


Now I look Stupid. That makes alot more sense now.lol. But what about when I go to sell the car. Can I get the Stock PCM back? Will it effect emissions? I am new to these whole computer things.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2010 12:36 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

You can always hang on to your PCM and eat the core charge if you are more comfortable doing so. No one will know its a tuned PCM unless you A) tell them or B)they hook it up to a tuner and look at the tables. I wouldn't be worried about emissions, most of us get PCMs so we can pass emissions (aftermarket cats trip codes and they are deleted for us).

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